Learning your ABCs is no easy job for young kids but these alphabet games will turn it into a fun activity. They will help your little ones with letter sounds and recognition of letter shapes, and improve their self-confidence with reading and writing.
My list includes battery games, which you won’t see too often on my blog. Actually it’s the first time I recommend such games but I’ve included them only because I could see their benefits on my own kids. Thanks to them my son knows words like octopus, that don’t show up too often in regular conversations and also knows to match these words with images.
Alphabet Soup Sorter by Learning Resources (price: $34.99)
26 cardboard cans with lids,one can for each letter of the alphabet. Each can holds 1 uppercase and 1 lowercase letter card, plus 5 object cards featuring real-life photos on one side, words on reverse. This game builds early vocabulary, oral language, sorting and fine motor skills.
Smart Snacks ABC Lacing Sweets by Learning Resources (price: $14.99)
26 colorful beads feature uppercase on one side, lowercase on the other. The 2 laces can be used to string together letter sequences or form words, reinforcing hand-eye coordination. Plastic beads come in a storage jar with snap-on lid and scoop.
Alphabet Marks The Spot Floor Mat by Learning Resources (price: $32.91)
A fun game for children to learn letters, letter sounds, beginning sounds and more. Children will toss the large dice, identify the picture and figure out what letter it begins with and then search for it on the oversize mat. For 1+ players.
Alphabet Bingo Game by Trend Enterprises Inc (price: $8.99)
36 playing cards, more than 200 chips, caller’s mat and cards that come in a sturdy storage box. Players learn to recognize uppercase and lowercase letters by making visual or auditory matches.
Letter Construction Activity Set by Learning Resources (price: $30.12)
60 color-coded pieces and 13 activity cards with step-by-step instructions on how to snap together the pieces to build uppercase and lowercase letters. Kids will practice letter recognition and pre-handwriting too!
Alphabet Fun Cards for Learning by WikkiStix (price: $11.82)
36 Wikki Stix (made of non-toxic wax and yarn ) in 9 bright colors to stick on 27 cards to form letters. Easy to peel up and change. Each card has an upper letter, lower letter, an image starting with that letter and the word for it.
Montessori Phonetic Reading Blocks for the Beginning Reader by Quality Montessori (price: $27.99)
80 words to read over and over, including 5 vowels and 13 consonants. These Montessori reading blocks are perfect for the beginning reader.
Super Why ABC Letter Game by University Games (price: $14.99)
Players practice key reading skills by taking on the powers of the SUPER WHY team: Alpha Pig… with Alphabet Power, Wonder Red… with Word Power, Princess Presto… with Spelling Power, and Super Why… with the Power to Read! The board and skill-based character cards help children build reading skills by identifying letter, rhyming, correcting silly sentences and learning how to read basic words.
Match It! Alphabet Memory by The Learning Journey (price: $9.99)
The Match It Alphabet Memory is a fun game that will challenge problem solving and develop memory skills of young children as they try to find 26 pairs of matching cards.
Alphabet Go Fish Matching Card Game by Peaceable Kingdom (price: $9.99)
52 beautifully designed cards combine the simple fun of the classic card game with learning alphabet letters. Ask for the match to your alphabet letters and make pairs to win.
Puzzle Pairs: Alphabet & Numbers by eeBoo (price: $22.95)
Children will identify the images on the cards, the letters the words start with and then match them with the corresponding letters. The pictures are nicely illustrated in bright colors.
Scribble and Write by LeapFrog (price: $18.39)
Children trace the lights to get practice drawing upper- and lowercase letters and numbers. Scribble & Write provides stroke-by-stroke guidance and has a new mode that provides instant accuracy feedback.
Letter Discoveries by LeapFrog (price: $21.53)
This portable learning toy features Scout the puppy as your child’s guide to learning letter names, letter sounds and identifying letters.
Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet Set by LeapFrog (price: $27.98)
With this engaging tool, children can learn letter names and sounds from. Simply place a letter into the reader and press to hear its name, sound, and a delightful phonics song.
My Own Leaptop by LeapFrog (price: $25.07)
Children will learn letters and animal names, and sing along with 16 songs and melodies. My Own Leaptop can be customized to spell your child’s name!
I hope your kids will enjoy playing with these alphabet games!